Shoji Sadao
Designed by Tomoko Miho
5 Continents Editions and The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, Milan and New York, 2011, English (distrib. by Abrams)
Nonfiction, Architecture; Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design; Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
11.7 x 9.2 x 1 inches, hardcover, 256 pages
ISBN: 9788874395439
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00

From the Publisher. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi is an informal, personal biography of the friendship between two extraordinary men. The author, Shoji Sadao, who was friend and partner to both Fuller and Noguchi, chronicles the deep and abiding respect, affection, and support they offered each other. Discussed are Fuller's development of his Dymaxion Map, Geodesic geometry, and Dymaxion Car, and Noguchi's multifaceted career as sculptor, landscape architect, industrial designer, and dance set designer-as an artist without borders who challenged the artificial opposition between the fine and applied arts. Influences on Fuller and Noguchi's work are explored, significant projects are described and illustrated, and pertinent quotations are cited-all contributing to a warm and intimate narrative that documents the relationship between these two great 20th-century artists.

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